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Table 2 Mean (standard deviation) costs for intervention and control subjects

From: Cost-effectiveness of the SLIMMER diabetes prevention intervention in Dutch primary health care: economic evaluation from a randomised controlled trial

  Intervention (n = 145)Control (n = 143)
Unit costs (€)Mean total costsa € (SD)Mean total costsa € (SD)
Intervention costs
 Selection and recruitment by practice nurse37.08 per participant37 (0)0 (0)
 Materials15.65 per participant16 (0)0 (0)
 Project coordinator133.02 per participant133 (0)0 (0)
 Individual consultations with dietician28.64 per hour101 (18)0 (0)
 Group session with dietician6.20 per session4 (3)0 (0)
 Group-based training sessions with physiotherapist8.06 per session319 (161)0 (0)
 Sports clinics at local sports club24.69 per sports clinic60 (47)0 (0)
 Return session with dietician and physiotherapist8.92 per session6 (4)0 (0)
Subtotal 677 (194)0 (0)
Direct health care costs
 Consultations general practiceAdditional file 1118 (150)190 (193)
 Consultations dietician28.64 per hour2 (8)9 (45)
 Consultations physiotherapist38.18 per hour111 (319)94 (246)
 Consultations health care specialist76.38 per visit291 (494)272 (420)
 Hospital days484.72 per day426 (1758)637 (4467)
 MedicationIndividualised369 (458)526 (659)
Subtotal 1317 (2138)1728 (4953)
Direct non-health care costs
 Sports club membershipIndividualised233 (419)224 (370)
 Sports equipmentIndividualised151 (339)112 (425)
Subtotal 384 (595)336 (573)
Indirect non-health care costs
 Absence from workIndividualised1995 (8600)1285 (6859)
 Less productivity while workingIndividualised500 (2164)975 (4390)
Subtotal 2495 (9183)2261 (8725)
Total costs (€)
 Societal perspective4872 (10,281)4325 (10,612)
 Health care perspective1993 (2144)1728 (4953)
  1. aTotal costs represent costs over the total 18-month study period